Parakeets are a favorite among bird owners, and they’re a great choice for the first-timer.
Here are some care and feeding tips for these cheerful chirpers:
- Select a high-quality, fortified seed or pellet mix, and provide a couple of teaspoons of it each day (per bird). A parakeet’s diet should also be supplemented daily with fresh fruits and veggies. Apples, grapes, shredded carrots, broccoli, or sweet potatoes are all great suggestions, and should be offered in a separate cup. Plenty of fresh water is crucial to your bird’s health, so clean and change your bird’s water on a daily basis.
- Another parakeet cage necessity is a cuttlebone. Cuttlebones provide calcium and minerals, and aids in keeping your bird’s beak trimmed. Some other cage goodies that your bird will enjoy are acrylic honey stick holders, millet holders, or the Clip-It(R), which allows you to clip treats to the bars of the cage. Perches in a variety of shapes and sizes are also important, because they give your bird a chance to “stretch” its feet.
Pet Supermarket has a huge selection of cages, foods, toys, and treats for your bird-we even carry toys that contain treats inside! Stop by your local Pet Supermarket today for everything you’ll need to create the perfect habitat for your feathered friends.